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January 14, 2020

Where do you get your Notary information from?

Filed under: Best Practices — admin @ 9:29 am

Carmen tells me regularly how Notaries get information from random
sources on the internet or from other Notaries who don’t know what
they are doing. This is dangerous. You are legally responsible for
the notary work you do. If you do your work wrong, you can get in
trouble with your notary division or in trouble with the law.
Therefore, it makes sense that you get your information from reliable
sources.

NNA and 123notary publish a lot of notary information online. We are
generally well informed and well intentioned. But, there are instances
when our information is out of date, unclear, misinterpreted, or just
plain wrong.

Getting information from Facebook groups, or other Notaries is a
horrible idea because I test Notaries, and most of them score about
30% on Notary knowledge. If you are getting your information from
others who would probably score 30%, how reliable do you believe their
information would be?

Get your information from your State Notary Division. They are legally
responsible for publishing information regarding your state’s notary
laws, procedures, forms, etc. Even getting information by phone from
the notary division is risky, because they could tell you anything.
Look for what is in writing for the safest results.

And remember, even the best Notary teachers out there are wrong about
one or two things. I know this because I test them and they are not
always right on certain hard to understand or nit-picky things (such
as credible witnesses for example.) I am sometimes wrong about notary
issues as well, although my track record is quite good overall.

So, get your information from the source itself because you could get
yourself and others in trouble if you don’t. Additionally, many states
have horrible handbooks with very incomplete information about certain
topics. In that case, you can refer to other more reliable sources
like well established notary organizations which might do a good job
explaining some of the less understood notary acts such as Oaths!

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